Secondary Students-What can I do?

"The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything."

-Albert Einstein


Fact checking online is more important than ever MetroSverige YouTube


How can you help yourself in this crisis?


  • To help you evalutate information or a situation and think clearly check out this page: Don't Be Fooled Again!
  • Ask your librarian about information and media literacy skills such as how to recognize untrustworthy information on the internet.
  • What is Media Literacy? - BrainPop
  • Distinguishing Fact from Opinion - for secondary students - SnapLanguage
  • How to find out if a photo your friend posted online is fake - American Press Institute
  • Propaganda is all around us.  Do you know how to recognize it? - Mind Over Media
  • For researching and projects, check to make sure you're using the trustworthy and authoritative digital resources Northside purchases for you.
  • How do you know for sure? Do your own fact checking: 
    - Politifact -a Pulitzer Prize winning indedpendent fact checking org.    -on YouTube    -on Facebook    -on Twitter
    - Snopes -a reference source for rumors and misinformation                                         -on Facebook    -on Twitter -a nonpartisan, nonprofit project of Annenberg PPC of the Univ. of Pennsylvania that monitors the factual accuracy of news

  • Where do the media outlets fall on the media bias chart? -The Chart
    -Many informationa and media literacy specialists recommend PBS, NPR & BBC for more balanced news and information.

  • Customize the news sources you view on your phone -  Twitter lists, Customize Google News and more! 
  • Digital Literacy - Know how to make the most of social media! -Teaching Tolerance
  • Get skills and deep knowledge (literacy) in social media & news. See all 12 videos in the series: CrashCourse
  • YouTube that is worth your time: Idea Channel

Who is the fool? -Get skills here!


  • Get an idea of how much mis- and dis-information is on the internet. 
    -See the list compiled by Melissa Zimdar, Assistant Professor of Communication in the Dept. of Communication and Media at Merrimack College
    -This list by Politifact is not an exhaustive list: